Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division announces new addition

David Webb recently joined Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division as designated UK & European Sales and Business Development Manager – Cinematography. David has a wealth of experience within the motion picture industry, including 17 years of experience at Kodak Limited where he was Business Unit General Manager for Entertainment Imaging: covering the UK, Middle East & … Read more

Pedro Almodóvar, President of the 70th Festival de Cannes’ Jury

The flamboyant icon of Spanish cinema and world-famous director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar is to be the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which begins on 17th May and will be celebrating its 70th edition. Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: … Read more

Secrets of the Master
(Part 2 Of 2)

Secrets of the Master (Part 2 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Secrets of the Master (Part 2 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, continues to share his experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Café Society digitally, and offers more sage advice for … Read more

Secrets of the Master
(Part 1 Of 2)

Secrets of the Master (Part 1 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Secrets of the Master (Part 1 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, shares his experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Café Society digitally, and offers some sage advice for up-and-coming cinematographers. … Read more

Kodak Film Celebrates 29 Academy Award© Nominations

Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment, is proud to celebrate a total of 29 Academy Award nominations for movies shot on KODAK film. “La La Land,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Jackie,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Loving,” “Silence,” “Suicide Squad” and “Hail Caesar!” were all captured on KODAK 35mm and 16mm Motion Picture Film stock. On … Read more

Uncoated Cooke S4/i lenses give a vintage look

Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has announced that it now offers uncoated front elements for its S4/i series. The uncoated front elements offer more choices to cinematographers, with lower contrast, milkier shadows, flares, streaks and other aberrations that give a ‘vintage’ look. The Cooke S4/i series currently … Read more

ARRI Centenary Kick-off: An Interview With The Board

As its centenary year gets underway, ARRI looks back at its rich history, assesses the values and principles that have helped it reach this milestone anniversary, and sets its sights firmly on the future. 2017 marks 100 years since August Arnold and Robert Richter rented a small former shoemaker’s store in Munich and set up … Read more

ABC Cinemas – The End Of An Era

The final screening, Back to the Future, has been shown in the last remaining ABC (Associated British Cinemas) cinema in the UK. The ABC cinema in Bournemouth is due to be redeveloped into flats. ABC began in 1928, ABC was formed by Elstree Studios then owner John Maxwell to show films made at Elstree Studios … Read more

Camera Corps Gets off to a Flying Start in 2017

Camera Corps, the broadcast industry’s leading supplier of speciality camera systems, reports a flying start to 2017, partnering with IMG Productions in a highly innovative project for the BDO World Darts Championships. “Channel 4 UK secured an agreement in summer 2016 to become the new terrestrial home of the British Darts Association’s 2017-2018 BDO World … Read more

Aaton Digital to unveil new Cantar Mini at BSC Expo

Aaton Digital will unveil its new Cantar Mini 16 track digital portable mixer-sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017 in London. The Cantar Mini is based on the renowned CantarX3, winner of many awards and now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound recorder, with many delivered and in … Read more

DMG Lumière Appoint AC-ET as Exclusive UK Distributor

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) are pleased to announce that they have recently been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for DMG Lumière, a French manufacturer specialising in producing fixtures for the world of motion capture. AC-ET will be showcasing the product range on their stand (107) at this year’s BSC show – 3rd & … Read more

Transvideo to launch new StarliteRF wireless monitor

Thanks to the worldwide success of the StarliteHD-5 ARRI monitor which interfaces to and controls the ARRI Alexa-Mini and AMIRA cameras, Transvideo now launches the StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor-recorder with advanced camera control capabilities. The StarliteRF-a is a variation of Transvideo’s 5” Oled wireless monitor-recorder with advanced features for remote control of ARRI’s Alexa-Mini and … Read more

RED Digital to show DSMC2 Cameras At BSC Expo 2017

RED Digital Cinema will be exhibiting at the BSC Expo (booth #223) in Battersea, London, from Feburary 3-4. Those visiting RED’s booth can interact with RED’s DSMC2TM cameras including, RED EPIC-W TM and WEAPON® 8K S35, which feature RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™. Additional RED cameras will be on display in the Cirrolite, Cooke Optics, Fujinon, … Read more

Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision For Jack Wolfskin’s Campaign

Beech Studios puts the Sachtler Video 18 S2 to the test in Greenland’s backcountry Going days without a shower, eating dehydrated food for weeks, feeling the stab of unforgiving, glacial wind in subzero temperatures – just a few of the things you deal with exploring the great outdoors. And that was the spirit of a … Read more

New showreel promotes Wales as top production location

A new promotional showreel featuring clips from the latest major productions filmed in Wales has been launched by Wales Screen to promote Wales worldwide as a premier location for TV and feature film production. Introduced by actor Michael Sheen, the showreel features footage from The Bastard Executioner ( Fox ), The Collection ( Lookout Point), … Read more

Movietech first with TLS Canon K35 lenses

Independent camera, lens and grip specialist, Movietech, has augmented its hire stock with the introduction of the new TLS re-housed Canon K35 series lenses, including a UK first with the T1.5 18mm. Covering all models within the K35 range, and re-housed by industry specialist True Lens Service, these upgraded versions retain the features, feel and … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC /
Live By Night

Partners in crime Robert Richardson ASC / Live By Night Partners in crime Robert Richardson ASC / Live By Night Live by Night  is Warner Bros. Pictures’ $65m crime thriller written, directed and co-produced by Ben Affleck. Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, the story is set in the 1920s and … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC creates portraits for Denial

“For me the great part about storytelling isn’t all the amazing things you can do with atmosphere or scenery or exciting visuals,” muses Haris Zambarloukos BSC, “rather it’s the portraiture.” For Denial, director Mick Jackson’s drama that captures the true story of acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt and her battle to validate the … Read more

Canon helps Offspring Films to see monkeys in the dark

Factual and natural history production specialists Offspring Films implemented Canon’s low light ME20F-SH camera to capture tarsiers in extremely low light for the 2016 Christmas Day special Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family. Offspring Films wanted to strike the right balance between capturing the highest possible quality images of its subjects whilst remaining unobtrusive in the … Read more

John Pardue BSC shoots Dirk Gently in Vancouver

Cinematographer John Pardue BSC wrote-in with details about his experience of shooting Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for BBC America in Vancouver. “It’s a crazy and very clever show, loosely based on Douglas Adams’ classic comic novel about a ‘holistic’ detective who believes in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. Adams’s imagination is so inventive … Read more